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Helpful hints, tips and advice about personal training and general fitness.
Come back regularlly to see what's new, or tell us what sort of topics you'd like to see us cover.
Why 6 weeks is ideal for a steady progressive fitness plan
I doubt anyone starts fitness training with a high level of fitness, and most people new to their fitness journey are more likely looking for a more steady, achievable improvement. Well certainly in my expertise and for the people that I work with.
How to get the best results from your fitness training sessions
Many people train regularly. Either on their own, at an organised session like a boot camp or in a gym class, or with one-to-one support from a personal trainer. But, how do they know if they're getting the most out of their session, and how do they ensure they're getting the best results?
My guest blogs for the Commando Challenge
I've been invited to blog for the Commando Challenge again and have created a 3 part series on how to prepare and tackle a challenge like theirs. Hop over to their website to read them all www.commandochallenge.co.uk
3 reasons why ‘eye drills’ improve balance
Yes, that’s right – we said ‘eye drills’. So what are they and what the hek have they got to do with fitness training?
We caught-up with our expert partner Alan Muckle and quizzed him about why he’s so passionate about vision coaching, and what it’s got to do with improving balance. In this article he gives us the wisdom of his insight, and some drills we can all try at home.
Eat your way to a successful Commando Challenge
To get the most out of the day, eating right is very important. What you eat can improve your performance and help you recover faster post exercise. We asked our nutrition partner Linda to give us some suggestions to help you achieve your potential. Here's what she said:
Are you Commando Challenge Ready?
The Commando Challenge is just a few weeks and team Hodge Health & Fitness have been training hard. I've asked one of our experienced team members to give us some tips for tackling a tough mudder like this, so here's what he said:
9 top tips for the best fitness results
My run down of my favourites...
Being a Boot Camp instructor, fitness trainer and former-Royal Marine, I get asked for health and fitness tips all the time. So, because we all love a good list, here's mine (and just to be different I'm doing 9 not 10). I hope you like them.
Military Burpee – why you're doing it wrong
What is a Burpee and why do it?
Burpee is an amazing exercise that uses the body as a single unit. Burpee is classified as a high intensity and high impact exercise that can get you fit quick. The main reason this exercise will get you fit quick is because not only is it just a high intensity exercise but it's also a metabolic exercise too.
Using the right trainers
We talk about trainers quite a lot with our customers at Boot Camp and during personal training.
Having the right pair can be the difference between a good workout and a great work out. So, choosing the right kind is important, and paying for quality often returns dividends rather than going for cheap alternatives.
The components of fitness
In this recent Linkedin post, Jason explores the notion of 'the components of fitness'. The things that all together have an equal share in you total fitness, and should be considered when designing an exercise programme.
It can be one of the best feelings ever when you reach a new personal best in what ever area of fitness you're good at. But focusing on just one aspect of fitness could mean injury in the long term.